UK Water Research and Innovation Framework (UKWRIF)

The UKWRIF is a document which highlights key water research and innovation priorities and mechanisms to ensure better coherence and co-ordination of public funding schemes for water research and innovation, working closely with UK and international organisations in the private and third sector.

The Framework is based on recognition that government, research organisations, academia, NGOs and industry working with other users of water need to provide the evidence to support effective decision-making, joined-up policies, and a co-ordinated coherent approach to the development and dissemination of new knowledge, technologies and skills. Making changes to the way we manage and use water in the future will need a strong and robust evidence base supported by appropriate research and innovation. Collaboration within the UK, with the EU and its member states, and other international stakeholders will help the UK contribute to future global water security.